Rajasthan: Over 4,200 Animals, Mainly Cows, Die of Lumpy Skin Disease

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published Published on Aug 4, 2022   modified Modified on Aug 5, 2022

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Over 94,000 cattle infected by virus across 16 districts. Barmer, Jodhpur, Jalore worst hit, say officials.

Jaipur: The lumpy skin disease among animals has spread at an alarming speed in Rajasthan where more than 4,000 animals, mainly cows, have died due to it and over 90,000 have been infected.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said the state government is making every effort to prevent the spread of the disease. He also appealed to cattle-breeders to contact the nearest veterinary institution if they see symptoms of the disease in the animals.

Secretary, Animal Husbandry department, P C Kishan said the death toll due to the disease has gone past 4,000 in the state.

"The infection has spread to 16 districts. Barmer, Jodhpur and Jalore are the worst affected and the disease is in the reducing stage in Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Churu districts," he told PTI.

Kishan is currently on a visit to the affected districts, starting from Barmer.

The disease has been reported in Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Pali, Sirohi, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Ajmer, Nagaur, Jaipur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Udaipur districts.

Of the 4,296 deaths reported till Wednesday evening, the maximum of 840 were recorded in Ganganagar, followed by Barmer (830), Jodhpur (730), Jalore (580) and Bikaner (527).

Of the 94,358 infected animals, more than 74,118 have been treated.

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PTI/ Newsclick.in, 4 August, 2022, https://www.newsclick.in/Rajasthan-Over-4200-Animals-Mainly-Cows-Die-Lumpy-Skin-Disease

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